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Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground followin
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 6:30pm PDT
bring a big league economic boost to local businesses. cbs 5 reporter don knapp with how neighborhood hangouts are preparing for the massive rush of fans. >> reporter: there's money to be made not only all over san francisco butter especially in this corner of san francisco where folks are naturally hoping the giants go all the way. especially the people who have businesses who sell to fans. red white and blue championship game bunting was going up while they held separate practice sessions on the field. business was great and the dugouts sports store with fans snapping up gear. kip just had to have another giants shirt. >> i bought another shirt because they won because i need something new to wear tomorrow to cheer them on. >> reporter: she was a ballpark regular and know what is the championship games mean for the neighborhood. >> it's good for pedro's and pete's. all along the corridor here and probably public house because it gets really crowded when the giants are playing and they can't afford tickets. >> reporter: good too for the popular paragon bar just a block away. >> it wa
KBCW
Oct 12, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >> a bay area chain so popular, got snatched up by starbucks. now hundreds of workers may be out of a job unless they can prove one thing. >> after putting 122 million miles on the odometer. one more test for shuttle endeavor may be the biggest. the streets of los angeles. >> and the report is in, what a sweeping run the disciplinary action will mean for oakland already under manned police force. good evening, i'm dana king. >> an ownership change will now have serious consequences for hundreds of workers. cbs 5 reporter with a story you'll see only on cbs 5. sharon. >> yeah, workers said they will be fired in two months because they are illegal immigrants. there aren't any firm numbers, but up to 400 people could lose their jobs. some workers got a letter from starbucks saying there's discrepancy from their social security numbers and they have 60 days to prove they will be here legally. the letter upset this worker. he wanted his voice disguised because he's an illegal immigrant. >> we put a lot of work -- 200 cooks, dish
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
hall and cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is there with details. >> reporter: before that hearing, some supporters of mirkarimi met on the steps of city hall saying reinstate ross now and his wife is expected to join them and will be at her husband's side during the hearing. many believe his dispute with his wife doesn't affect his ability to do his job. many domestic violence victims advocates say there is a big conflict of interest here. somebody on probation for domestic violence should not be leading the sheriff's department. the case has played out for months at city hall and today, we should know whether or not mirkarimi will keep his job. he was suspended without pay after pleading guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment. his wife was bruised by the sheriff during an argument. mayor lee says he is not fit for office and tried to remove him. he testified before an etician commission that determined the sheriff was guilty of official misconduct. today at 2:00 the board of supervisors will meet and will hear from the ethics commission, from the mayor, from mirkarimi's lawyer and fr
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
fired. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has more on the fallout and joe, we haven't seen anything like this in recent memory. >> reporter: the trib union is reporting this is the largest mass discipline in the department's history. according to the "oakland tribune." >>> reporter: nearly a year after of clashes between "occupy oakland" protestors and police began, police chief howard jordan says his internal affairs investigation has reached a conclusion that more than 40 of his officers broke the rules and will face consequences for it. the chief reports 44 oakland officers face the following discipline: 15 suspensions, 23 written reprimands, three counseling and trainings, one demotion and two will be terminated. >> policing in that kind of environment is very difficult, obviously, but we are trained professionals. we hold our staff accountable for their actions. >> reporter: the chief reports his department received more than 1100 complaints for demonstrations last october and november and this january. the most common infraction was for officers who failed to turn on their videoca
KBCW
Oct 11, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> it's 2009, the administration was blocking us every step of the way. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> highlights and observations from a zippy 90 minutes with joe biden and paul ryan. >>> they are both pushed to the brink, sadly, only one has survived. >>> a loud explosion on the streets of vallejo as police detonate bomb-making materials. they arrested a man for making bombs in his house. we'll have a live report coming up. >> and good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. a couple big headlines with baseball and politics, but we want to start with a developing story. anything but an ordinary night in this north bay neighborhood where the bomb squad searched a house looking for explosives and you see what they found, the house is in the 3700 block of georgia street in vallejo. joe vasquez with more on what appears to be a bomb making factory. joe. >> dana, this situation is rattling a lot of nerves, not just because they evacuated an area near this house, but as you saw, also because they hav
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
-old missing persons case out of hayward. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec on the little girl who disappeared and her mother who has been looking for closure for decades. >> november 19, 1988, it's probably impossible to have a happy ending. >> reporter: sharon has been living without knowing what happened to her daughter michaela garecht abducted at age 9. >> every highway, by way and everywhere for the answers. >> reporter: now there may be one, a 3" piece of bone belonging to an unidentify i had child was found in a well in linden, a mass grave for victims of the "speed freak" killers. wesley shermantine and loren herzog convicted for a drug induced killing binge in the '90s, all older than michaela. a sketch of her alleged kidnapper looks similar to loren herzog who committed suicide last year. >> a case that's this old has a lot of information. and you know, we're going through that information and doing what we can to try to identify the bone. >> reporter: that piece of bone was initially sent here to the hayward police department. their testing cam
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
turned into a rescue on the bay. >>> only on cbs 5 hundreds of workers on a bay area bakery chain get an ultimatum. what they say they will have to prove or they may be out of a job. >> one step now. >> plus, how marshmallows can help kids become better behaved. good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. >>> breaking news. a sinking boat cut short a bachelor party for a group of guys on the bay tonight. the fire department says a 400- foot party boat called the neptune hit a rock and began taking on water near pier 39 in san francisco. this happened about 8:30 tonight. a coast guard cutter and other smaller boats came to the rescue to take the 22 people back to shore. >> i think i was the only one concerned because i don't like boats but everyone else was loving it. >> i was loving it as soon as we got off the boat that wasn't sinking. now i'm cool with it. >> no one was hurt. the coast guard near the ferry building is pumping water out of it so it can be towed to shore. >>> a bakery hit the jackpot when starbucks bought it for $100 million a few months ago but now some workers
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
of questions raised by lieutenant- colonel andrew wood who told cbs news that security was being cut in libya on orders from higher ups despite clear signs that the situation was dangerous. >> it began just shortly after i arrived. there was pressure to reduce the number of security people there. >> pressure from where? >> uhm....... higher headquarters at the state department. >> does part of you wonder if the security request had been granted, those deaths could have been avoided? >> yes. yes, i do. i -- i think about that. i -- i -- i spend a lot of time thinking about that. >> reporter: and the senator's take? >> the state department apparently has said something like, he doesn't know what he's talking about. he sounded like to me he did know what he was talking about. the intelligence committee on the first thursday back, we will be holding a hearing. >> reporter: and as you know those hearings are already heated on the house side. the senate takes up the issue too. it's going to probably get very interesting. bottom line, dana, is that the senator says that wherever we have embassies
KBCW
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> president obama back in the bay area. how he is appealing to donors tonight in san francisco as his poll numbers show his lead is slipping. >>> the south bay workers most in need of a higher minimum wage. blocking chances at a small raise. >> not really cool, huh? >> gasoline prices calls for a federal investigation. what the experts say is working against our chances for relief at the pump. good everyoning, i'm dana king. >> we start with campaign 2012. president obama just wrapping up a brief bay area fund raising swing. he had already made a million by the time he got there at a small event across town. after that, he headed for a $20,000 a plate dinner party with 100 supporters followed by a concert for 6,000 more featuring musicians, john legend, and michael franty. it was the president who stole the show as he made his pitch for four more years. >> we are here because we have some work to do. we are here because we have an election to win. we are here because everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012.
KBCW
Oct 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news on the cw. >>> 284 days since the physical altercation with his wife. a man elected sheriff of san francisco is learning his fate as we speak. we'll go live to city hall. >> all you heard was a car. my mom started running towards me. >> it happened in the blink of an eye. how a mother may have saved her son's life by risking her own on his birthday. >> and why one bay area police department is encouraging its officers to come out of the closet. good evening, i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. it's an unprecedented decision for the board of supervisors. what to do with an embattled sheriff. cbs 5 reporter, linda yee is live at city hall where supervie supervisors are meeting right now. >> making a statement, they just started doing that within the last 20 minutes. so we're getting a sense of how they are going to vote when they actually take that vote, which i'm sure now, will be coming in the next half hour or so. now the public testimony went on for seven hours. more than 100 people lined up to make their cases before the boar
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 6:00am PDT
decades ago. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec has new clues in the case. >> reporter: her mother wrote on her facebook page last night, dear michaela, this could be in. she is talking about a bone fragment that was found. they tested it here at the hayward police department. the results were inconclusive. that bone now being sent to a lab in virginia. the results could take weeks. but there are some reasons to believe that that bone fragment could belong to michaela garecht. she was abducted in hayward in 1988. that bone was initially given to the family of another victim, joann hobson's remains found in a well in linden, a well where remains from victims of two serial killers dubbed the "speed freak" killers have been found. that was back in february. when hobson's family received the remains, they ordered some tests, suspicious after seeing investigators dig up the burial site with a backhoe. that testing found 28 of the bone fragments given to the family belonged to other people. at least three other people, including a child between the ages of 5 and 14. michaela was 9 when she disappeare
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. the services were back up and running by 10:30 a.m. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> reporter: chief hayes telling me that three firefighters slightly injured but their injuries were not serious. this is all over the street. you have corks like this from the wine shop from champagne bottles that exploded from the heat. look at the windowsill. they had wine in the store exploded and through out on the sidewalk. you can see all those are corks sit there is behind that glass that got superheated. a the love damage here. they are -- a lot of damage here. they are still going through it. investigators will be here all night and keeping the area closed off to the public for the time being. live from west portal in mobile 5, ken bastida, cbs 5. >>> a fire in the south bay gutted a family home sending two people to the hospital with burns. neighbors had reported hearing popping noises. that may have been the ammunition that the homeowner says he stored in the home on carl tan avenue near union. cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> another early-morning house fire this one in the mission district is
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, october 12th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." joe biden and paul ryan lock horns in a tense vice presidential debate. >> we'll get reaction from both sides of the aisle and show you who voters say was the winner. >> shuttle "endeavour" makes its final journey, winding its way through the streets of los angeles at 2 miles an hour. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener your world in 90 seconds. >>> with all due respect that's a bunch of mularkey. not a single thing he says is accurate. first of all -- >> be specific. >> i will be very specific. >> the candidates clash at the vice presidential debate. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to milk up for lost ground, but i think it will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> smirking laughing smiling. >> i thought it was rude. >> he did everything but pat him on the head. paul ryan had a solid performance but he was always on defense. >> in terms of who dominated the debate, joe biden dominated. >> the key to winning
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am PDT
. . in the west, it is thursday, october 11th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the vice presidential debate is tonight and a cbs news poll shows more swing state voters are moving toorlds mitt romney. >>> we'll ask strategist david axelrod how to stop the move. >>> a scathing report shows lance armstrong took part in the biggest doping incident in history. >>> we begin with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i know how you'll come and attack us. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record he has to run on. >> the vice presidential candidates set to take center stage. >> joe biden and paul ryan go head to head in their first and only debate. >> biden under pressure to reverse governor romney's momentum. >> if you have a bad game, move on. you look forward to the next one. the difference between this and sports is that the stakes are so high. >> there was a garage collapse here at the miami dade west area. >> rescuers pulled one person out 13 hours after. >> i heard a pop, pop, pop, pop, dominos straight down. >> republican lawmakers pounced on the oba
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the vehicle. ann notarangelo, cbs 5. >>> also tonight, president obama back in the bay area for a pair of san francisco fundraisers. he is hoping a big haul could put a lid on his republican rival's big post-debate bounce, a bounce that just catapulted mitt romney into the lead in at least one national poll. grace lee breaks down the numbers. >> reporter: the president is examples here at the bill graham in a couple of hours to raise money and to rally his base and if that new national poll that you're talking about is any indication, he really does need to rally the voters because it looks like he is slipping among likely voters. that pew research poll that was released this afternoon shows that the president had an 8- point lead before the debate in mid-september. he has dropped significantly and the republican nominee mitt romney is now leading the president by 4 points. clearly the debate last week has given romney a huge bounce in the polls. and part of the reason why he made a huge increase in two key demographics including women. the president had an 18-point lead before the debate. no
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm PDT
? >> cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says a lot of it can be blamed on consumer behavior. >>> reporter: why is it gas surprises shoot up overnight and take forever to come down? according to economists it could be your fault. when gas prices are going up consumers are more willing to drive the extra mile to save a buck. ha. $4.85. so you may drive by, say, $4.85 in hopes of finding something cheaper a few blocks away. by comparison, $4.75 may seem like a steal. it's something station owners are well aware of. while they must raise prices to keep up with skyrocketing wholesale costs they try to stay competitive out of fear you'll just drive by but as prices begin to level off comparison shopping all but stops and suddenly gas stations don't have to be as competitive. an ohio state study on the price comparison app gasbuddy found a 10-cent a week increase at the pump led to a 40% increase in comparison shopping. but as soon as prices even began to level off, that 40% almost immediately disappeared. you see, instead of comparing stations to each other, when prices start to d
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, october 8th, 2012. welcome to cbs this morning. with just a month to go until election day, a new poll shows the presidential race is tied. >>> could ambassador chris stevens murder been prevented? his former security chief talks only to cbs news. >>> california gas prices continue to soar. plus a simple switch your phone company won't do to prevent theft. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to win florida. we're going to take back the white house. >> mitt romney rides new momentum into the swing states. >> romney delivers a major foreign policy speech in virginia today. >> the obama campaign feeling new pressure after the president's performance at his debate in denver. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> this week it's the vice presidential candidates' turn to face off. >> is there anything more exciting than joe biden thinking it's up to h
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> thank you. >>> so the focus of the very busy day now shifts to at&t park. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is in the middle of the crowd ready to get the play- off series started. elissa. >>> reporter: crowds piling into at&t park with thousands expected. [ inaudible ] [ inaudible ] >> we can see the crowds out there at at&t park getting ready for the giants play-off game. unfortunately, we lost elissa's microphone. we'll have her report to you shortly. >>> well, another part of this giant weekend puzzle the hardly strictly bluegrass festival in golden gate park. more than 800,000 people are expected to show up over the three days. this year's festival pays tribute to its late founder warren hellman who died last december. >>> clearly this is no ordinary weekend in san francisco. and that presents some unique challenges for police. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec takes us behind the scenes with the men and women in charge of crowd control. >> it's been a huge leadup to this. >> reporter: because along with the spectacle, celebration and excite
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
of people may have been exposed to the disease. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney continues tone joy a polling boost from his strong debate performance. the obama campaign reveals a new commercial today focusing on romney's pledge to cut funding for public broadcasting. both candidates head to the heartland. tara is in washington with more on all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you. negative ads are blanketing the airwaves in those key swing states, including one featuring big bird, which ridicules mitt romney after he said it's not worth borrowing money from china to fund among other things pbs. today both candidates are back out there burning up the campaign trail. president obama is urging supporters to get almost obsessive about his re-election. >> so i need you in this election the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: the president wrapped up a california fundraising blitz in san francisco. he asked donors to send e-mails and make phone calls to people in swing s
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
hall, joe vazquez, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> it is still not clear how effective they are but one thing is certain: wherever those red light cameras go, a heated debate is sure to follow. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo joining us from oakland where there could soon be a lot more of those cameras on the streets. ann. >> reporter: yeah, allen, the oakland public safety committee is meeting in half hour to discuss whether or not to add more cameras throughout the city. and it's not really a clear-cut yes or no. >>> reporter: the last light before the freeway entrance is often the last place you want to stop. and the city of oakland knows that and has a red light camera on 27th and northgate, one of 13 cameras in 11 intersections, one that nabbed this driver. >> i was fixing myself and i was went through the light when i was going to san francisco. >> reporter: the city of oakland is considering more than doubling the number of cameras in this city to 30. carolyn sharpe used to drive a taxi here and is all for it. >> they need to put more up for the simple fact that not only do we have a l
CBS
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
case will cost the suspended sheriff his job. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has been monitoring the testimony. joe. >> reporter: this hearing is going into its fourth hour now and they are expecting some decision within the next few hours. >> reporter: as suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi and his wife looked on the board of supervisors special hearing began with the formal decision from the ethics commission. chairman ben hur told the supervisors how after nine hearings over 5.5 months, a majority of his commission thought mirkarimi was guilty of official misconduct for bruising his wife's arm after an argument on new year's eve before he took the oath of office but hur made it clear he disagreed with his colleagues. >> i think the conduct was morally inappropriate. i think it was wrongful. but there must, i think, be a line between official misconduct and personal misconduct. and i could not find a principled way to make that distinction based on the arguments suggested by the mayor and ultimately the decision made by the majority. >> reporter: next the mayors and sheriff's lawy
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
and only debate. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee tells us what we can expect tonight. grace. >> reporter: allen, vice president joe biden will get the first question tonight and he is also giving his closing statement first. paul ryan will have the final word with his closing statement. and while neither are strangers to debate, they both represent opposite spectrums not just in ideology but also in style. >> reporter: vice president joe biden touched down in kentucky eager to square off with republican challenger paul ryan. congressman ryan says he is looking forward getting out the republican ticket's message. >> i'm excited because we have a chance yet again to offer this country a very clear choice. >> reporter: for ryan, tonight is an opportunity to build on mitt romney's strong performance in the first presidential debate. the pressure is on for vice president biden to stop that momentum. >> i expect it to be a home run for biden. >> i anticipate paul ryan's going to clean up tonight. >> reporter: recent polls show likely voters expect paul ryan to have the upper hand tonight. but
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
we are going right to cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran on the scene with the very latest. cate what can you tell us. >> reporter: i can tell you that the fire started in the squat and gobble popular restaurant here in san francisco. crews are busy battling flames. there's heavy smoke in the air. this restaurant is completely gutted. it is a complete loss for the building here. i can see already dozens of firefighters here on scene trying to tackle this fire. they have been at it for quite a while. crews say that they got the call right at around 4:00, 4:14 this morning and the fire quickly grew to three alarms. flames were shooting up as high as 10 to 20 feet. heavy smoke in the area and now they have set up a perimeter here along west portal. they have shut down as i was talking about that tunnel over here now. as far as the firefighting efforts are concerned, we are about to get an update from the public information officer to learn more. what i can tell you right now is there are a lot of confused people out here especially morning commuters as they are trying to figure out alternati
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
county, washington. two people have been arrested. cbs 5 reporter sharon chin just talked to hercules police. sharon, they are saying the murder is part of a crime spree that began back in august. >>> reporter: perhaps. we're going to get to that in a second. hercules police detectives are heading to the seattle area tonight. they want to talk to the suspects to find out if there is any connection to the murder of susie ko. police found the car belonging to the 55-year-old retired teacher, who was discovered scabbed in her home friday night. in addition to the police search, her family launched a social network search for the car hoping to find her killer. detectives say they recovered her blue subaru after a chase in king county this morning. police say 24-year-old darnell washington and his wife tanya sped off after officers approached them in the parked car. when officers eventually boxed in the suspects in the subaru, the suspects allegedly kept ramming the police car until authorities arrested them at gunpoint. hercules police say right now the husband and wife are persons of int
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. it was actually quite a bit of fun to watch. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee on the vice presidential debate that was hard to turn away from. >> politics can be fun, dana. it certainly was tonight. apparently even the president thought so, calling biden's performance, quote, terrific and saying he couldn't be prouder of him. and it is showing in the polls. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 58% gave him the win, compared with 31% for paul ryan. asked who would be able to take over as president, if necessary, voters stayed with the republican nominee. but that shifted significantly after the face-off. perhaps because time and again the president's attack dog in chief showed why he had earned that nickname. >> reporter: they are a generation apart in age. and world's apart in ideology. with that, two phrases were laid down. >> these people are my mom and dad, the people i grew up with, my neighbors. they pay more effective tax than governor romney's pays. i've had it up to here with that notion of 47%. >> reporter: congressman ryan was not afraid to fight back. >> romney is a good man.
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Oct 8, 2012 12:00pm PDT
the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in hollywood last night, he made his first public comments about his debate performance. >> everybody here is i
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
>>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> we've lived this way for so long. searching for her and hoping she would come home. >> a new clue in an infamous bay area kidnapping. why a bay area mother believes she finally knows what happened to the daughter who disappeared 24 years ago. >>> a real-life bonnie and clyde, the husband and wife suspected in a thousand-mile crime spree. and a retired bay area teacher who may have gotten caught in the middle. >>> a new online matchmaker. but this one is not for dating. the new service designed to find your start-up soul mate. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm dana king. >>> a bone recovered in the speed freak killer's case is being tested as a possible match for mckayla garrett. she was nine years old when she was abducted in 1988. earlier this year, convicted killer wesley shermantine linked his late partner loren herzog to her disappearance. it took a bizarre route to get to the crime lab. joanne hobson's remains were found in a well back in february. but new testing found 28 of the bone fragments returned
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
in an antiwar rally march and probing windows splashed buildings with paint and more. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington now in downtown oakland to show us some of the damage on this monday. >> reporter: good morning. a broken bottle on the ground paint splashed on the glass and just about every, single window broken. other buildings suffered similar damage including city hall following an antiwar rally. about 200 demonstrators met at frank ogawa plaza for a march through downtown to mark the 11th anniversary of the start of the war in afghanistan. by 8:15 they dispersed. then there was vandalism on various buildings in the area. oakland residents are fed up with this type of behavior that costs the city money. >> it doesn't make any sense. the bank doesn't have anything to do with the war. oakland has enough budget problems that this creates more problems in oakland when oakland is not the place make the decisions. they need to gowashington or to go to washington or other areas. >> reporter: there is a lot of clean-up to do. elissa harrington, cbs 5. >>> police in san francisco arresting 20
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
it's on your mind, it's on ebay™. >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> i couldn't believe it. it just doesn't make sense. >> a murder mystery in the east bay. a woman is found dead in her home. now family and friends want answers. >>> a hectic weekend in the bay area. the traffic problems and what we can expect tomorrow. >>> a new day, new record for gas prices. when a drop in prices could be coming. >>> good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. friends and family spent the night remembering an east bay woman found dead in her home. she was found at 10:45 last night. our reporter spoke with the distraught family. >> she was murdered. inside the house. >> reporter: an emotional scene outside the hercules home where kelvin's wife of 34 years, susie, was found dead. police say the mother of four and former schoolteacher was murdered. >> i couldn't believe it. it just doesn't make sense. >> reporter: kelvin first realized something was terribly wrong when his wife did not pick him up from the airport. >> i kept calling her many times, many times, 15, 20 times. she di
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Oct 12, 2012 1:35am PDT
at citibank. ground" >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news in high definition. >>> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> i know we were under a lot of duress to make up lost ground. >> paul ryan, joe biden going at each other in their one and only debate. biden shows why he earned his nickname. and ryan fires right back. >> we will have much more on the vice presidential debate, coming up. >>> but first, what a day for bay area baseball. tears of joy and, well, tears of saddens. a miracle comeback. then it was the a's turn. the sad end to a phenomenal season for the a's. dennis? >> possibly an improbable victory over the tigers. but the tigers had the reining krie young winner. i'm talking about justin verlander. he got the win in game 1. a complete shutout against the a's lineup. he struck out eleven in the game. 22 in the series. tigers broke it open in the seventy. prince fielders, tigers had a 6- 0 lead. and the a's season is over. >> i think we surprised a lot of people outside of this clubhouse. obviously we would have liked to have continued on. the goal is to mak
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
, though. he is flying out of sfo early this morning. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is here in san francisco where the president has raised a lot of campaign cash. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this was president obama's last fundraising blitz here in the bay area. but a successful one. he is expected to take home about $2 million to his campaign. now, crowds greeted president obama's arrival at sfo yesterday. at his events he told bay area supporters to get, quote, almost obsessive about his re- election. he attended two fundraisers a private $20,000 a plate dinner and a concert at the graham auditorium. the president asked supporters to help him finish what he started four years ago and mr. obama roused the crowd with his own big bird jokes. >> finally somebody is cracking down on big bird. elmo has been seen in a white suburban, he is driving for the border. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he is going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> reporter: now, these jokes started after governor romney promised cuts to unnecessary spend
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am PDT
to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, october 9th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." a new poll shows mitt romney now leads the presidential race after a 12-point turnaround in just one week. >>> jerry sandusky arrives in court to face sentencing, but he still insists he's innocent. >>> a skydiver gets ready to freefall 22 miles aat the speed of sound. ben affleck is here in studio 57. >>> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> in my heart i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. >> jerry sandusky proclaims his innocence ahead of today's sentencing. >> former penn state assistant football coach was convicted in june of molesting ten boys over 15 years. >> reads a statement, denies the abuse, blames the victims and proclaims his love for his wife. >> they can take away my life. they can make me as a monster, they can treat mes a monster, but they can't take away my heart. >>> governor romney offering his severest critique yet on what he calls the the president's pattern of leading from behind. >> polls show mitt romney trailing by on
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, october 10th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." the state department is under pressure today as congress focuses on security in libya. we have new details on the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador. >> new poles show mitt romney gaining ground in ohio while the obama campaign continues the battle over big bird. >>> a teenage girl in pakistan is shot for taking on the taliban, and can a simple breast test reveal whether you have a deadly disease. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> this deserves a thorough investigation. we need to get to the bottom of every single allegation. >> congress demands answers about the libyan attack. >>> we are learning dramatic new details about the september 11th assault that took the lives of ambassador chris stevens and the others. >> officials say there was no unrest outside the compound walls prior to the attack. >> a state department official is expected to testify that his request for more troops and officers was turned d
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm PDT
in about 30 minutes. so now it's all eyes on at&t park and that's where we find cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington. >> reporter: there is so much excitement here right now. you can hear people behind me here the chants of let's go, giants, from the ballpark. we just saw some fireworks, some fighter jets overhead and more than 41,000 fans are piling into at&t park for game one of the play-offs. they tell me a win is very important because it could set the tone for the post-season. now, this is a national league division series, the giants versus the reds. the giants have home field advantage for the first two games which are today and tomorrow. then they will head to cincinnati for the remaining games of a best-of-five series. pitcher matt cain will start on the mound tonight. these teams have faced each other 7 times this season with the reds winning four of the games. giants fans are confident that san francisco will win and are hoping for a repeat of 2010 when they went all the way. >> giants fans, play-offs had to come. >> matt cain on the mound it will be a good series start. >> rep
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >> well, the next presidential debate happening on tuesday night in hempsted, new york. it will be a town hall-style gathering moderated by candy crowley of cnn. you can see it here at 6:00 p.m. on cbs 5. >>> the producer of "friday night lights" is accusing mitt romney of plaijarrism. he'she's a letter to romney says please come up with your own campaign slogan. >>> the san fernando valley congressman who got into a pretty heated debate this weekend with a fellow lawmaker is acknowledging he crossed the line. 57-year-old brad sherman got into the face of 71-year-old howard berman over an immigration bill. [ inaudible ] le [ yelling ] >> that depate took place thursday night. now, sherman says putting his arm around berman was "not a cool thing to do." the two are running for the 30th congressional district seat. >>> officials in the town of platen have to decide whether their vice mayor should be removed from office. joe medrano was found guilty on federal embezzlement charges this week. he's an insurance broker. his former business partner a
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
city. >> firefighter injured, several businesses damage at a strip mall there. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us. cate, i hear those business owners have got some tough news this morning, right? >> reporter: yes, that's right. i actually spoke to a couple of them still here sort of watching firefighters. as you can see, they are on scene hosing down making sure there are no hot spots. and that everything is in fact all clear but it is going to be a long day of clean-up for firefighters and these business owners after that massive fire tore through about 10 businesses. >> a master by called about 1:05 this morning and crews were it spread really quickly. firefighters tried to keep their work going and thatic came crashing down. i spoke with a couple of business owners standing by and they say it wasn't already tough economic times, this makes it worse. >> when i came here, i saw the fire at the corner and then spread from this side up to that side. >> as a precaution, firefighters evacuated a nearby apartment complex. but we hear that they are all back home right now. we heard
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Oct 10, 2012 5:00am PDT
. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us that apparently kate the roof collapsed. >> that's right. the roof collapsed. it was one of the biggest challenges that crews had to face here and they are still on scene now but to join us or to tell us the basics of what happened, we're joined now by deputy chief dave lord to give us the basics. thank you for joining us. i'm sure you're very busy. what happened? >> shortly after 1:00 this morning, a passerby reported some light smoke coming from the corner unit of the billion. crews showed up about four minutes later. at that point we had some fire coming out of the front door of the occupancy in the corner. they advance and the hose line inside and kind of got some early recognition they might have fire over them in the attic so they backed out. a few minutes laterred this a partial roof collapse and the fire was exposed in the attic. >> reporter: you said it started in the corner of the building. what made it spread so quickly? >> it kind of has a common attic up there so they had a lot of attic space to run. not really sure what start
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Oct 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
of her daughter after two decades. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec reports with new clues on the case. >> reporter: her mother wrote on this facebook page that she has been running for a while, she wrote on it overnight, dear michaela, i think this might be it. there is a bone fragment tested it results inconclusive. it's now being sent to a lab in virginia for positive identification. but results could take weeks. now, investigators want to know if it belongs to michaela garecht abducted here in hayward back in 1988. the bone fragment was again to another family. joanne hobson's body was found. the family was suspicious after seeing investigators dig up the burial site with a backhoe. testing found 28 of the bone fragments given to the family belonged to at least three other people including a child between the ages of 5 and 14. michaela was nine when she disappeared. >> i don't know how else to live because because we have lived this way for so long searching for michaela and hoping that she would come home. >> reporter: a sketch of michaela's alleged kidnapper looks similar to "sp
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Oct 14, 2012 8:30am PDT
matier. there s a lot to talk about in our net hour... (cha >>> will recollect to cbs 5 eyewitness news. it is 8:30, the 14th of october, sunday. >> we have a lot of new to get to. first and front and center is the presidential debate coming up this week. so, what is next forern. >> yes. no shortage of opinions. we will hear what people have to say breaking it down in the studio. >> and it is a big week in san francisco because we have the playoffs. that is always news, with everything from the commute to commerce. meanwhile on the presidential side, president obama and republican rom are gearing up for their second debate on tuesday. >> yes, it will be going on in new york. we have the latest on the race. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio, while mitt romney rallied supporters. the republican team was across the key battleground states saturday. >> we need ohio. if we get ohio we can take back america. >> reporter: the stakes are high. no republican has won the white house without a victory in ohio. at a rally in portsmouth, romney told the crowd he sees
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Oct 9, 2012 5:00am PDT
francisco. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> big bird has become the star of the new ad for president obama. here it is. >> it's me, big bird. >> big, yellow, a menace to our economy! mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about. >> sounds like a movie trailer. the obama campaign released this ad just this morning. it pokes a little more fun at mitt romney's pledge to cut funding for public tv. >>> mitt romney's poll numbers jumped after last week's presidential debate. a few research survey three weeks ago gave president obama an eight point lead among likely voters. now romney has taken a four- point lead in and you dated survey and is talking -- in an updated survey and is talking about foreign policy issues blasting the president on the middle east. >> it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. it's time to change course in the middle east. that course should be organized around these bedroom principles: america must have confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, and resolve in our might. >> the o
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00am PDT
the debate are mixed. -- in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president run, 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. and we can expect those poll results to change in the coming days as the samples are increased and the polling organizations dig deeper on the impact of these first and only vice-presidential debates. reporting live in danville, kentucky, i'm randall pinkston, back to you. >> randall, it's certainly interesting to watch a lot more sparks in this debate than the presidential debate. what were considered the strong and weak points of the candidate? >> well, after president obama's performance last week democrats have to show they are willing to fight and also defend the p
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Oct 11, 2012 4:30am PDT
daughter for decades. police are testing a bone fragment taken from a san joaquin county well. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in hayward now with michaela garecht's mother's reaction to new developments. >> reporter: the police department here eagerly awaiting the results of the test. they first tested the bones here with inconclusive results and the bone is being sent to a lab in virginia. results who that bone belonged to could take weeks. investigators want to know if it belongs to michaela garecht. she was abducted in hayward in 1988. she was nine years old. that bone was initially given to the family of another victim joanne hobson's remains found in a linden well in february when hobson's family received the remains. they ordered the tests. they were suspicious when they saw the site dug up with a backhoe. 28 of the bone fragments given to that family belonged to at least three other people including a child between the ages 56 and 14. >> that's truly shameful. i have to thank joanne hobson's family because they received their daughter's remains and rather than just accepting
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Oct 14, 2012 7:30am PDT
ready to rumble once >>> you're watching cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >>> they're getting ready to rumble again. how mitt romney and president obama are getting ready for a second debate. a town hall style forum on tuesday. >>> the giants are gearing up for the national league championship series. >> back in the bay area, starting out with foggy skies. in the meantime, getting over to phil and ann. >> it's 7:30, sunday, the 14th of october. >> we have a lot of news and talk to cover in our next hour. of course, we're going have the elections. >> the debates. >> we have the chairman of the republican party and willie brown in studio. it's going to to be a lively discussion. >> the sports front as well. we're looking at that. we have the 49ers in town. it's pretty busy. the top of the news, president obama and mitt romney are g earing up for their second debate. >> mr. obama is preparing in virginia while mitt romney plans to practice in boston. we have the latest on the race. >> reporter: paul ryan tailgated with football fans in ohio while mitt romney rallied supporters.
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Oct 9, 2012 4:30am PDT
francisco sheriff, board of supervisors voting on whether to remove him from office for good. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington in san francisco with more on what's at stake this morning. good morning. >>> reporter: good morning. this is going to be a huge decision because this could set the precedent for misconduct cases in the future. after nine months of hearings at city hall, we might find out today if ross mirkarimi keeps his job or is removed from office. he was elected last fall then suspended without pay by mayor ed lee shortly after being sworn in. he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor false imprisonment related to a domestic violence dispute with his wife. eliana lopez showed a neighbor her bruised arm in this video in when he grabbed her in an argument. he was sentenced to three years' probation, fined and a year of counseling. the mayor claims his guilty plea makes him unfit to hold office. meanwhile mayor lee is facing his own criticism accused of perjury. he testified he had not spoken to any of the 11 supervisors before suspending mirkarimi. a former board of supervisors candidate s
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